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At the heart of English folk

Vacancies

Join the English Folk Dance and Song Society team at Cecil Sharp House and The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

The English Folk Song and Dance Society (EFDSS) strives to attract and appoint top talent to support its development as England’s folk arts development organisation.

EFDSS’ employment opportunities are broad; we offer a diverse range of employment across the Society, as well as within the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and at Cecil Sharp House. Find out more about EFDSS

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process to the highest industry standards. EFDSS welcomes application from all individuals for advertised jobs that match their skills and interests.

All applicants must complete a standard EFDSS Application Form when applying for a vacancy rather than sending a CV. We don’t accept speculative enquiries about employment.

Unless otherwise indicated, our posts are based at Cecil Sharp House, London.



Box Office & Events Assistant (Casual)

The English Folk Song and Dance Society seeks dedicated events staff to join our front of house team. The role will involve assisting with the smooth running of all the sales activities, using ticketing software PatronBase, and assisting the Duty Managers with the smooth running of all events at Cecil Sharp House, including weddings, birthday parties, concerts and family events.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 4 October, 9am.
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 9 October.
Please send your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Salary: £9 per hour
Hours: 2-3 shifts per week on average, as arranged with the Front of House Manager. Typically an evening shift would start at 4.30pm and finish at 9pm.

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Marketing and Venue Sales Administrator (4 days per week)

The Marketing and Venue Sales Administrator will be responsible for the effective administration of venue hire at Cecil Sharp House; for delivery of marketing activities for a wide variety of performances and education events; and for day-to-day updates to communication channels including websites and social media. This is the ideal opportunity for a self-motivated and highly organised individual to develop a broad range of skills and experience in marketing of events and courses, and also in sales and management of events.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 5 October, 9am.
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 9 October.
Please send your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salary: £16,800 (pro rata £21,000)
Hours: 28 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks, four days within Monday to Friday as agreed.

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Download application form: PDF

Download equal opportunities monitoring form: Word | PDF

 


 

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to support EFDSS and get closer to all things folk. If you are interested in volunteering for us please see below for volunteer opportunities. At Cecil Sharp House we are always on the lookout for more volunteer stewards to help support our concerts, dances and family activities. It’s a fun way to get involved and have a great experience in one of London’s greatest venues. 

We also sometimes need assistance in the Marketing team.

Our garden is maintained and planted by Permaculture and we welcome volunteers all year round to keep it looking beautiful.

Volunteers are a valuable part of our staff team. If you are enthusiastic about the folk arts, have good verbal communication skills and enjoy being in a creative environment where your contributions can really make a difference then please do get in touch to register your interest.

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